Russell Crowe Opens Up About Separation From Wife Danielle Spencer: I Want to “Bring My Family Back Together”

Danielle Spencer and Russell Crowe on October 25, 2011 Lisa Maree Williams/Getty

Russell Crowe would like to have an un-miserable Christmas and New Year with his family — and that includes estranged wife Danielle Spencer.

Two months after widespread reports of a separation, the Les Miserables actor, 48, took to his Twitter earlier this week to address (in vague terms) the state of his nine-year marriage to Spencer.

"As soon as I finish this job and can get home, my priority is to try to bring my family back together," wrote the Oscar winner, who is currently shooting Winter's Tale in NYC with Colin Farrell, Will Smith and others in between worldwide red carpet premieres of Les Miserables.

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Why tweet now about the situation? The New Zealand-born star was upset by a Page Six item claiming he's casually dating cookbook author and TV personality Katie Lee (former wife of Billy Joel). "These latest reports are false and cruel," Crowe added.

Musician Spencer, meanwhile, also resurfaced on social media with a post to her fans on Facebook.

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"Hi Everyone! I'm sorry i haven't visited here for a while, things have been keeping me somewhat busy of late," wrote Spencer, who shares sons Charles, 8, and Tennyson, 6, with the actor. Acknowledging the tumultuous several months, she added: "I just wanted to thank you all for bearing with me and also for your messages of support, it means a lot to me."

Australia's Sydney Morning Herald first reported back in October that the couple — who met 22 years ago on a film set and wed in April 2003 — had gone their separate ways, with Spencer staying behind with the boys in Australia.

 "I need to go home & be with my children," Crowe tweeted two weeks ago as Winter's Tale shooting began in the Big Apple. "Cannot believe how f**ked up my schedule has become this year."

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